Simple Joy Saturday # 54

Simple Joy Saturday # 54

In 2019, I am posting a roundup of “simple joys” on the last Saturday of every month. Feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments!

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*Walking in slowly and hiding my face in shame because I haven’t posted all month long.

May has been busy!  Honestly, I didn’t know if I would even finish this post because I haven’t had time to sit down and think through all of the events that have happened in May.  Hopefully I didn’t miss anything important in this roundup.

Enjoyable Reads

  1. This month, I read 1775 poems by Emily Dickinson.  (Don’t study English if you don’t like poems!) One of my favorites was “A Narrow Fellow in the Grass.”
  2. If you want a shorter poem, “Faith is a fine invention” is also clever.
  3. Out of the very few books that I scratched off the 100 Books Bucket List this month, In Cold Blood was the best.

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April 2019 Photo Challenge

April 2019 Photo Challenge

My thought on April 1:

All the creative cells in my brain are dead.  Should I just quit this challenge?

My thought on April 30:

I’m 1/3 done with this year-long challenge.  I can’t stop now!

 

Simple Joy Saturday #53

Simple Joy Saturday #53

In 2019, I am posting a roundup of “simple joys” on the last Saturday of every month. Feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments!

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Enjoyable Reads

  1. In April, I went on my first on-road bicycle ride since 2006ish.  This satirical guide of hand signals was far from helpful, but I think you will enjoy it even if you aren’t a cyclist.
  2. David Black was a guest lecturer at PIU this month.  I enjoyed the lectures, and I spent too much time reading his blogs about three of my favorite things–the Bible, running, and travel.
  3. For the 100 Books Bucket List, I read A Long Walk to Freedom, the autobiography of Nelson Mandela.  It was informative in many ways, and I would recommend it!

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March Photo Challenge 2019

March Photo Challenge 2019

If you’re reading this, then I have successfully made it through 25% of my 365-day photo challenge.  This is not an April fools joke;  I actually did take a photo every day in January, February, and now March.

Simple Joy Saturday #52

Simple Joy Saturday #52

In 2019, I am posting a roundup of “simple joys” on the last Saturday of every month. Feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments!

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Enjoyable Reads

The 100 Books Bucket List brought some good reads (or listens) this month.  Here are my top three recommendations:

  1. My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  3. Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne

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30 before 30: Four-Year Update

30 before 30: Four-Year Update

Before I begin, allow me to express my shock that I am twenty-four years old!  I feel old…but also young…sort of rickety…but also fresh… Can anyone relate?

Anyway…you’re here to read about the exciting things I did this year.  Here you go:

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February Photo Challenge 2019

February Photo Challenge 2019

In December, I had the passing notion to take a photo every day in 2019 and post the photos to my blog.  I had seen other bloggers do this, so I found a list of 365 photo prompts, and I halfheartedly decided that I would try to take a picture every day in January.  To my surprise, I succeeded, and since I was already 1/12 of the way done with my unintentional 365-day photo challenge, I figured I might as well continue.

I feel the need to apologize for the plethora of Old Salem photos you will see this year (nearly 36% of the photos that I am sharing this month were taken in Old Salem).  My only hope is that all the pictures of handcarts, colorful doors, and archaic signage will make you love Old Salem as much as I do.

But I won’t apologize that four of the photos this month contain chocolate.  February is, after all, National Chocolate Lover’s Month.

P.S. – I am cohosting Fiesta Friday this week with Laurena @ Life Diet Health.  Head over to Angie’s blog to see a multitude of delicious recipes.